Vegan Matzoh Ball Soup

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  • Sunday, December 21, 2008
  • In honor of Chanukah, and the first day of winter, Jane made the matzoh ball soup recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance. This is the second time she’s made this recipe. The first time, the matzoh balls disintegrated.  The recipe suggests refrigerating the matzoh ball mixture one hour to overnight.  We were both excited about […]

    Veganomicon — Mac ‘n Cheese

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  • Thursday, April 3, 2008
  • Veganomicon — Mac ‘n Cheese

    Smokey Grilled Tempeh and Cheater Baked Beans. The tempeh and baked beans were okay, but we both decided there was no need to make the tempeh again. The beans were tasty, and worthy of a second try (and very easy to boot). There’s so much positive buzz about this cookbook that we figured we’d do […]

    Lentil Loaf – Day Two

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  • Thursday, January 10, 2008
  • It was lentil loaf for dinner again tonight. As I mentioned in last night’s post, not my favorite meal. However, it was better tonight. Jane made my favorite iteration of brussel sprouts to accompany the loaf. This is the same recipe for brussel sprouts that we use at Thanksgiving. When I tucked into my plate, […]

    Traditional Vegan Fare

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  • Wednesday, January 9, 2008
  • For dinner tonight, Jane tried a new recipe. She made us a lentil loaf. It started out as lentil stew, which was quite tasty, so we both had high expectations. The loaf wound up reminding me of my early experiences with vegetarianism back in the eighties. It seemed like everywhere I turned the only vegetarian […]

    How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, or Not

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  • Friday, December 21, 2007
  • Jane has Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything Vegetarian” on loan from our local library. She likes to test drive new recipes prior to buying a new cookbook. This cookbook looks very promising. It’s almost 1,000 pages and seems quite comprehensive. The recipes we’ve read sound appealing. So we’re pretty excited to try a few. […]

    Cream of Tomato Soup with a Surprize

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  • Tuesday, December 4, 2007
  • It’ s been cold here again. That always makes me think of soup. Luckily, Jane thinks the same way, so we’ve been having a variety of soups and stews lately. In our pre-vegan life, one of our old standby meals was cream of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, with a green salad. The only […]

    Stew… Boo!

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  • Wednesday, November 28, 2007
  • Dinner tonight was some kind of stew: Black eyed peas, yams, spinach, and soy-chorizo (a Mexican spicy sausage). When I used to cook, Jane and I would have discussions about whether cooking is a science (my opinion) or an art (her opinion). I used to follow recipes exactly. Jane will modify recipes at the drop […]

    Our First Clunker

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  • Tuesday, October 9, 2007
  • So far we’ve been fairly pleased with our vegan diet. The products have been mostly good. The recipes we’ve tried have, for the most part, been things we’d make again. Although I didn’t love the peach cobbler, and there was a cabbage salad that we won’t be making ever again, we haven’t run across anything […]

    Peach Cobbler

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  • Saturday, September 29, 2007
  • Jane often gets the urge to bake when it cools down. Our vegan diet has kept that pretty much in check. The first week we were vegans she made the chocolate cake out of the Real Food Daily Cookbook. It’s amazing what you can do with tofu. Anyway, the cake cost about $20 to make […]